Month: November 2004

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G4TechTV DS

Did anyone catch the special dual-screen broadcast on G4TechTV yesterday (as described in this press release)? Apparently, the video game/technology network celebrated the launch of the Nintendo DS with 20 hours of programming in a split screen format with a Nintendo DS frame. The press release says that they “partnered with Nintendo” on this, so […]

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Well-constructed Sentence of the Moment

“Additionally, Atari offers the previously not for the console released game ‘Saboteur’.” -Wolfgang Gruener, in a Tom’s Hardware Guide article about a psuedo-re-release of the Atari 7800

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Update: Spike TV Video Games Advisory Board

Readers of my recent post about the Spike TV Video Game Awards may recall my speculation that the show’s Adivsory Board was “probably made up of members of the nominated magazines and Web sites, but I’m not sure.” (emphasis added) If I had done just a tad bit more research, I’d have found a Nov. […]

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Quote of the Moment – PR Edition

“Yo, this is the dopest thing I’ve seen in my life.” –Donald Faison, commenting on the Nintendo DS, as quoted in a Nintendo press release.

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Gaming Mags, Web Sites Get Spiked

Has it really almost been a year since the first Spike TV Video Game Awards inspired me to question the direction of the video game industry through Disney song lyrics? A quick skim through a recent Spike press release would seem to indicate that it has. Spike has upped the ante in this year’s show […]

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Money, Mouth, Meet in Same Place

Sorry for missing yesterday’s scheduled update. I was in be much earlier than usual with a headache that wouldn’t quit. Feel free to consider this my early Thanksgiving break. Of course, I’ll also be taking Thanksgiving Day off. *cough* Anyway, it wouldn’t be very fair of me to criticize the video game journalism of others […]

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Headline of the Moment

‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ is violent, exhilarating game Imagine the same style of headline applied to film: ‘The Godfather’ is violent, exhilarating movie or music: Eminem’s latest is violent, exhilarating or theater: Local troupe puts on violent, exhilarating performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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Give 'em a story

There were quite a few interesting side-stories branching off from this Tuesday’s release of Halo 2. By interesting, I do not mean the countless predictable (but necessary) stories of long lines and record-breaking first day sales. I do mean: Halo 2 Strategy Guide Breaks Random House Records Quick Summary: The guide sold more in one […]

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Giving the Prefix "Meta" A Whole New Meaning

Welcome to all the new visitors joining us from the pleasant shores of Slashdot Games, Joystiq, Kotaku, Waxy and the rest of the blogosphere. If the visitor numbers are any indication (more visits today than in the past two-and-a-half months) then people get a bit interested when you put “negative” and “Halo 2” in the […]

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Eliminate the Positive (or "The Only Negative Review of Halo 2 You're Ever Likely To Read")

“Halo 2 isn’t a perfect game.” (9) It “is still a linear series of shootouts,” (5) that is “cowboys and Indians from the get-go,” (2) and features “annoying graphical hiccups” and “team AI [that] isn’t always perfect.” (6) “Some will undoubtedly say that the graphics have come up a bit short.” (6) “There are occasionally […]

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